Mumbai: The rebel MLAs, who recently resigned and are currently camping in a hotel in Mumbai on Sunday denying the reports that the rebel BJP had offered money to switch sides said, ” We have not come to Mumbai with any other intention, instead of to teach a lesson to Congress-JDS government. ”
Expressing anger towards the coalition government the rebel MLAs said, ” Legislators who have won twice have been made ministers. The MLA who has won seven times has been ignored.”
They further added, ” We haven’t come here for money or any other thing. We will go back to Bengaluru once everything is sorted out.”
The fate of the fragile H D Kumaraswamy led Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka is likely to be decided on the floor of the assembly on Monday after it defied on July 19 the two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority after the ministry was wracked by a raft of resignations by rebel MLAs.
Amid reports that the government was still trying to prolong the discussion on the confidence motion moved by the Chief Minister on Thursday, hoping for some kind of relief from the Supreme Court, the ruling coalition was making last ditch efforts to win back unrelenting rebel lawmakers.
Kumaraswamy and the Congress had also moved the Supreme Court on Friday, accusing the Governor of interfering with the Assembly proceedings when the debate on the trust vote was underway and sought clarification on its July 17 order, which they said,caused hindrance in issuing whip to the legislators.